Detaille Island, Antarctic Peninsula

Jan 23, 2019 - National Geographic Explorer


Adventure knows no bounds. Our ship has been exploring south of the Antarctic Circle for the past 48 hours. After awakening to a slice of blue sky and icebergs large enough to alter our course, our expedition headed to the historic Detaille Island. On shore, guests explored an abandoned hut filled with scientific remnants and other trinkets of everyday life in Antarctica. In the afternoon, we cruised through the calm, ice-filled water before stopping for a most necessary polar plunge. It’s difficult to understand just how far south we’ve gone and how remote the land is. There’s just a feeling inside that tells you that you’ve been to a special place. 

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Paul North

Undersea Specialist

For over a decade Paul North has been exploring the marine ecosystems of our planet. Whereas most think of diving as a warm water activity, he has chosen the road less traveled–specializing in polar diving. This has provided many rare opportunities to dive and explore from the Arctic to Antarctica and many wondrous places in between.

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